Student & Faculty Poster Presentations

The Wilkes University Nesbitt School of Pharmacy has a commitment to scholarship.

Each year students have the opportunity to participate in various research electives mentored by faculty members from the departments of Pharmacy Practice and Pharmaceutical Sciences. The results of these projects are showcased during an annual Student Research Poster Day in April which they are adjudicated in two categories: Clinical and Scientific. Students and faculty members also regularly present posters at scientific meetings such as those of the American Association of Colleges of Pharmacy, the American Pharmacists Association, etc.

Detailed information on presented posters along with links to view them are available in our Poster Archive. Those titles preceded by an asterisk (*) indicate winners in the Student Research Day judging.

Combined Clinical and Basic Sciences

Poster Title:  *Autophagy Induction by Alpha-Santalol in Human Prostate Cancer Cells

Student Authors:  Maverick Reed, Cole Walters, Samantha Bartholomew, and Sarah Hughes

Faculty:  Dr. Ajay Bommareddy

Poster Title:  Chemoprevention of Prostate Cancer by Alpha-santalol in Mouse Model of Prostate Cancer

Student Authors:  John Oberlin, Kaitlyn Blankenhorn, Sarah Hughes, Erica Mabry, Aaron Knopp, and Isaiah Pinkerton

Faculty:  Dr. Ajay Bommareddy, VanWert, A.

 Poster Title: *Identification of xxDNA Atamer Specific to an Oral Anticoagulant

Student Authors:  Nevina Trunzo, Mina Roueinfar, Kayla Masters

Faculty:  Dr. Ka Lok Hong

Poster Title:  In-solution molecular recognition comparison of Aptamers against the Herbicide Atrazine

Student Authors:  Mina Roueinfar, Kevin Abraham

Faculty:  Dr. Ka Lok Hong

 Poster Title:  *Pharmacist GRIT assessment and its association to the medication therapy management completion rates

Student Author:  Kimberly Jones

Faculty:  Dr. Nicole Pezzino

 Poster Title:  Synthesis of Higher Carbon Sugars Thio-functionalized with Heterocycles

Student Author:  Daon Kim

Faculty:  Dr. Zbigniew J. Witczak, Dr. Donald E. Mencer

 Poster Title:  Synthesis of Unexpected Chromanone Heterocycles from Dihydrolevoglucosenone

Student Authors:  Nicole Jankowski, Christopher Hager

Faculty:  Dr. Zbigniew J. Witczak, Dr. Donald E. Mencer  

Poster Title:  Formation of Exo-cyclic Enones form Formyl Benzoic Acids and Dihydrolevoglucosenone

Student Author:  Cassie Oldt

Faculty:  Dr. Zbigniew J. Witczak, Dr. Donald E. Mencer

Poster Title:  Ring Contraction and Formation of Spironolactone During the Reaction of Dihydrolevoglucosenone and 2-Pyridinecarboxaldehyde

Student Author:  Holly Arcure 

Faculty:  Dr. Zbigniew J. Witczak, Dr. Donald E. Mencer

 Poster Title:  Determining the Ratio of Reduced Glutathione to Oxidized Glutathione using Fluorescence Derivatization and UPLC

Student Author:  Alison Walck and Hannah Whitesel

Faculty:  Dr. Adam VanWert, Dr. Scott Bolesta

Combined Clinical and Basic Sciences

Poster Title: *Feasibility of Determining Oxidative Biomarkers in Healthy Human Subjects after Oral Vitamin C Administration
Student Authors: Erika Zarfoss, Ashley Eden
Faculty: Dr. Scott Bolesta, Dr. Ajay Bommareddy, Dr. Adam VanWert

Poster Title: Chemopreventive Potential of Alpha-Santalol in a Mouse Model of Prostate Cancer
Student Authors: Aaron Knopp, Sarah Hughes, and Erica Mabry
Faculty: Dr. Ajay Bommareddy

Poster Title: *Identification of a Single-Stranded DNA Aptamer Specific to an Herbicide
Student Authors: Kevin Abraham, Danica Benson, Mia Lussier, Alex Ponce
Faculty: Dr. Ka Lok Hong

Poster Title: Low Dose Naltrexone for Ulcerative colitis: to case reports
Student Author: Samantha Weiksner
Faculty: Dr. Steven Kheloussi

Poster Title: *Assessment of Appropriateness of Fish Oil Products in a Primary Care Setting
Student Author: Jessica Kouch
Faculty: Dr. Steven Kheloussi

Poster Title: Assessing Significance of Pharmacist Interventions for Medication-Related Problems
Student Authors: Antonia Gobo, Lauren Hertzog, Sidney Wilson
Faculty: Dr. Judith Kristeller, Dr. Dana Manning

Poster Title: Impact of Pharmacy-based Transitions of Care Service on Hospital Readmission
Student Authors: Rubi Mink and Abby Stevens
Faculty: Dr. Judith Kristeller, Dr. Dana Manning

Poster Title: Productivity and Data Collection Analysis of the Transition of Care Pharmacy Service
Student Authors: Lorena DiGuiseppe, Kayla Hart, Autumn Peck, Youstena Zaki
Faculty: Dr. Judith Kristeller, Dr. Dana Manning

Poster Title: Assessment of Community Pharmacy Perceptions Regarding Hospital Pharmacy-Based Transitions of Care Programs
Student Authors: Tyler Bartol, Christopher Hartman, Jacqueline Reiss
Faculty: Dr. Judith Kristeller, Dr. Dana Manning

Poster Title: Assessing Physician Perceptions of a Transition of Care Pharmacy Service
Student Authors: Michael Hasbrouck, Himayapsill Batista, Michael Hummel
Faculty: Dr. Judith Kristeller, Dr. Dana Manning

Poster Title: Determining Processes and Impacts of an Inter-professional Student team on Super-utilizers of the Healthcare System
Student Authors: Mark Gryskevicz, Nikko Bonavoglia, Lucia McGettigan, Eileen Friery
Faculty: Dr. Jennifer Malinowski

Poster Title: An Interprofessional Approach to Community Health Needs: The Catalyst Project
Student Author: Taylor Hodle
Faculty: Dr. Jennifer Malinowski

Poster Title: *Student Perceptions on Utilizing Advanced Placement Course Credit in Preparation for the Pre-pharmacy and Pharmacy Curriculums
Student Author: Sierra Smith
Faculty: Dr. Julie Olenak

Poster Title: Patient Preference: Factors that Influence Community Pharmacy Choice
Student Authors: Dylan Fox, Leslie Shumlas
Faculty: Dr. Nicole Pezzino

Poster Title: Compounded Topical Pain Creams: A Solution to Oral Opioids
Student Authors: Cody Morcom
Faculty: Dr. Nicole Pezzino

Poster Title: *Impact of Integrating Technology for Improving Medication Adherence in College Students
Student Authors: Kendall Kramer, Catherine Sarver
Faculty: Dr. Nicole Pezzino

Poster Title:Impact of Accountability on Healthy Habits and Academic Performance in Pharmacy Students
Student Authors: Kelly Kempa, Abby Stevens
Faculty: Dr. Nicole Pezzino

Poster Title: Concomitant Use of Amiodarone and Simvastatin Doses Greater Than 20 mg
Student Authors: Dana J. Achenbach, Keri L. Diehl
Faculty: Dr. Vicky Shah

Poster Title: Medication Use Evaluation: Appropriateness of Donepezil Use in a Specified Health System
Student Author: Lorena DiGuiseppe
Faculty: Dr. Vicky Shah

Poster Title: Assessment of Personal and Professional Development of the Pharmacy Student Body
Student Author: Erika Zarfoss
Faculty: Dr. Scott Stolte

Poster Title: Bariatric Nutrition
Student Author: Janet Frascella (DNP Student and Wilkes Faculty)
Faculty: Dr. Marie Thomas

Poster Title: The Effects of Allopurinol in Reducing Antipsychotic Medication Initiation in Alzeheimer’s Disease
Student Authors: Ashley Eden, Kirsten Fisher, Rebecca Pfeffer
Faculty: Dr. DominicTrombetta, Dr. Ajay Bommareddy

Poster Title: The exo-cyclic enones and their Linear Analogs as Potential New Pharmacological Targets
Student Author: Christopher Hager
Faculty: Dr. Zbigniew Witczak

Poster Title: Spirocyclization of exo-cyclic enones in the Reaction with Diazomethane. Formation of five membered Pyrazolines as Potential Carbohydrate Therapeutics
Student Author: William McLay
Faculty: Dr. Zbigniew Witczak

Poster Title: *Novel Exo-cyclic Adamantane and Naphthalene Derivatives as Potential Enzyme Inhibitors
Student Author: Cassie Oldt
Faculty: Dr. Zbigniew Witczak